Winstrike Cup series cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Winstrike Agency reported the cancellation of the tournament series for amateur teams, which was to hold LAN tournaments in 15 cities of Russia. The reason for this decision is the difficult epidemiological situation in the country.
"First of all, we take care of the players' health and do not want to put them in danger. In addition, it is not possible to hold LAN-tournaments and finals in the near future due to current restrictions on mass events and leisure facilities. We have not considered the option of moving the league to online, as the idea of the Winstrike Cup is based on providing players with equal conditions and top equipment according to the unified standards of the Winstrike cyber arena network and its partners," said in the announcement of the Winstrike Cup organizers.
The Winstrike Cup winner earns a slot in the CIS BLAST Spring 2020 Showdown. An additional online tournament will take place in order to determine the participantsin the Last Chance format. Eight best teams that did not take first places in the open qualifiers will take part in it.
List of CIS qualifiers:
Winner of open qualification #1
Winner of open qualification #2
Winner of open qualification #3
Winner of Last Chance qualifying tournament
BLAST Spring 2020 Showdown is scheduled for June 2-7.